Monday, November 21, 2011

holiday bunting

for some reason this holiday season i have a need for texture. i don't know what it is, maybe a mix of pinterest and a mix of all flannel in the fabric stores being the same color as the changing leaves... whatever it is i'm embracing it. and it's mostly showing up in the holiday bunting i made recently. 

i spent most of last week compiling inspiration and organizing supplies for a bunting bonanza craftathon. 

the wool felt feathers are my fav!

and ALL of Friday (minus one hour to help in Big A's classroom) was dedicated to cutting, hot gluing, and piecing together some of my favorite bunting EVER. {a special shout out goes to my sweet husband for allowing me to completely abandon him and the children while this major project was underway.} i just LOVE how they turned out.

i used a mixture of velvet ribbon, white burlap flags, music sheet holly leaves, wool felt holly leaves, satin ribbon berries, and glitter chipboard letters for the "jolly" bunting. 

i made several of these more simple mini-buntings.

for my Thanksgiving themed buntings i used velvet and grosgrain ribbon, burlap and flannel flags, book page leaves, wool felt leaves, feathers, wool felt feathers, and acorns. i wish i could wear one i love it so much.


i had about 12 bunting for general purposes and made 10 more holiday bunting for the fair. whew!

i brought all my bunting to sell at a holiday boutique the following day... and it wasn't as successful as my friend (who was selling the most beautiful and luxuriously soft knit hats and cowles) and i were hoping, but i simply loved spending the morning and early afternoon catching up with her and making a couple trades with other vendors. it seems most people don't know what to do with bunting. i guess i will just have to make a mantel before my next craft fair. ha! 

even though i didn't do well in sales i loved every minute of making them. i just love to craft and create, even if no one else likes it. 

what did you do over the weekend? anything fun or crafty? 


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